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Democracy Now! Wednesday, March 24, 2010


Published March 24, 2010


Democracy Now! Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Headlines

* Obama Signs Healthcare Bill into Law as Senate Takes Up Revisions
* Israel Approves New Settlements as Obama, Netanyahu Hold White House Meeting
* Pelosi: Dems, GOP United in Backing Israeli Gov’t
* UK Expels Israeli Diplomat for Passport Forgery in Hamas Killing
* Students Rally for Aid Overhaul, DREAM Act
* Graham Proposal Would Continue Indefinite Jailing of Terror Suspects
* Court Strikes Down Restrictions on Media Ownership
* Compensation Czar Cuts Pay 15% at Bailed-Out Firms
* US, Mexico Announce New Cooperation in Drug Fight
* Panel: Coca-Cola Owes $47M for Environmental Damage in Indian Village
* Salvadoran President to Issue Formal State Apology on 30th Anniversary of Romero Murder
* More Headlines…


EXCLUSIVE…Journalist Allan Nairn Facing Possible Arrest in Indonesia for Exposing US-Backed Forces Assassinated Civilians

In Indonesia, investigative journalist Allan Nairn is facing possible arrest for exposing that US-backed Indonesian armed forces assassinated a series of civilian activists last year. Since Allan Nairn broke the news of the assassination program on Democracy Now! on Friday, the Indonesian press has been buzzing with the allegations. A military spokesman told the Jakarta Globe that the military is considering legal action against Nairn. Earlier today, Nairn issued a public challenge to the Indonesian military to arrest him so that he could face off with the military in open court. [includes rush transcript]

Palliative Care Pioneer Dr. Diane Meier on How People Struggle with Serious, Sometimes Terminal, Illness

As President Obama signs the landmark heathcare bill into law, we look at palliative care—the care needed by people struggling with serious illnesses. We’ll talk to a pioneer in the field, Dr. Diane Meier. [includes rush transcript]

Hundreds of Thousands Rally for Immigration Reform in Largest Rally of Obama Presidency

Hundreds of thousands of people marched through the streets of Washington, DC on Sunday to call for immigration reform. Estimates of the crowd size ranged from 200,000 to 500,000. Illinois Congressman Luis Gutierrez, the chairman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Immigration Task Force, emphasized the urgent need for Washington to act on comprehensive immigration reform. [includes rush transcript]


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